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I watched Midsommer Murders on ITV last night and was struck by how simple it was to spot the killer(s). They'd left two cups of tea and a plate with several biscuits to go about their foul deeds.
I, at least, would have finished the tea before bludgeoning my neighbour to death.
|Nicey replies: Very good point. Probably if they had finished off the tea and biscuits they would have been in a far too agreeable state of mind to go and bump off the neighbours, and probably just settled for the crossword. |
|Lisa, Robin and Holly the cat
||Dear Nicey and Wifey|
I just had to send in a picture of our lovely new kettle which, as well as boiling water jolly fast and filtering it for us, also has a super blue light which illuminates the water inside and some quite spiffy little red lights around the base. These little red lights flash when the "keep warm" feature is used - something we never do as it would be fatal to a nice cup of tea! However, we are particularly fond of the lights as they make a dark dull morning just that little bit brighter.
Lisa, Robin and Holly the cat.
|Nicey replies: Yes we have been getting quite a few proud owners of this particular kettle mailing us. Of course Breville pioneered the use of slightly confusing lights with their sandwich toaster's red and green lights which both meant something apparently.|
McVities Milk Chocolate Digestive Review
We managed to get this definitive answer from Mc Vities.
We still regard the chocolate side as being on the bottom of the
biscuit, so perhaps people hold, eat and place them on plates upside
|Nicey replies: Of course I can see why they are saying that for technical reasons, and its quite a nice official answer because its the logical one rather than the instinctive one. However, among the masses the consensus was firmly with the polarity reverse idea. I'll put a poll up next week and we can all vote on it, that way everyone can choose the answer they like best.
||Dear Nicey and the Wife,|
In response to Rydderch Wilson's concerns about the phenomenon of tea tongue, I too believe this to be all too real. I think it is caused by a chemical reaction between the tea and the milk. Try drinking your tea black to see whether the effect is lessened.
Nice picture by the way, it's good to see such a splendid collection of different mugs.
||Hello Nicey and the good lady wife,|
Remember the big media stink a while back regarding the validity of RSI, or Repetative Strain Injury? The whole debate revolved around the very question of whether or not this most uncomfortable of conditions actually even existed, medically speaking of course. In the end, if my memory serves me correctly, the furore just sort of fizzled out without even the merest hint of a conclusion and it was left to the consciences of individual companies as to whether or not they were going to compensate their long suffering and under-paid workers.
Now, you may be wondering what all this has to do with tea and biscuits but there is a quite interesting parallel between the whole RSI debacle and the point of this e-mail - which is to pose the following conundrum to your readers:
TEA TONGUE - MYTH OR FACT.
Surely, surely it's not just me and my brother and a handful of tea-sipping associates who have ever suffered with tea tongue. You know, that feeling you get when you've quite simply and without a shadow of a doubt had one cup of tea too many and a semi-permanent layer of tea-moss has formed on your tongue threatening to disrupt the delicate duties of your taste buds for ever and ever?
And if it's true, if tea tongue is actually a recognised medical condition, then by jove how many cups of tea is too many? Worrying stuff, to be sure, but something which I'm sure you'll agree needs to be thoroughly debated.
In the meantime, on the subject of too much tea, here's a rather splendid picture of myself inbibing five cups of tea at once.
|Nicey replies: Your mates all look very similar to you. Anyhow your probably right tea-tongue is purely psychosomatic, I wouldn't worry about it, and I'm sure something rough like a HobNob will soon have the insides of your face back to normal.|